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CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 15: The Bank of America headquarter towers over the skyline on September 15, 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina. After withdrawing from the competition to buy Lehman Brothers, Bank of America stepped in with an offer to buy Merrill Lynch for $50 billion. (Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images)

Levine Museum’s new app has an amazing feature. It allows you to see a historic community in Charlotte before it’s present day.

After moving to Charlotte, I would always wonder what the old Charlotte looked like uptown and the history behind it. Recently, a few streets in uptown were renamed to commemorate the history behind the area. One of those places was Brooklyn Village.

The community of Brooklyn Village was thriving. It was a black community with churches, schools, banks, and more. Of course gentrification moved in and approximately 7,000 black residents were displaced. With Levine’s new app, it allows you to see what used to be Brooklyn Village looked like and overlaps present day Charlotte. It’s extremely cool.

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